Skyy Mims facing new criminal charge after her cell flooded

DALTON, Georgia(WDEF) – The woman at the center of a hi-profile murder case in Whitfield County is now facing an additional charge.

According to Whitfield County jail officials, Sky Mims, 21, of Detroit was charged on Monday for tampering with government property while in custody.

Mims is accused of breaking a sprinkler head in her cell which caused her cell to flood. Mims was reportedly the only person in the cell when it happened. The tampering charge is a felony.
Mims is being held without bond for the alleged murder of Dahyabhai Chaudhari, 37. Chaudhari was a store clerk who was was found dead on the floor with his eyes and mouth duck-taped.

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It happened back in March.

Whitfield County Sheriff deputies confiscated a store security camera system where they say they found evidence that linked Mims to the murder.

Once her identity was revealed, there was a statewide manhunt to take her into custody.

Days later, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations tracked her down to a residence in Bartow County where she was arrested and transported back to Whitfield County.

She has maintained her innocence while awaiting her trial.

Mims is due in court next Monday.